No, it's not an entry for the Eurovision Song Contest from some obscure Balkan country but the track Wiedźmowa (aka The Witchy Song) from the album Mszarna (Ptarmigan) by Ols aka the Polish singer-songwriter Anna Maria Oskierko. Ols describes her music as Dark-NeoFolk "delving into magical realms of misty forests and mysterious wetlands". (Ols is a Polish word for alder forest growing on swamps and marshes). All vocals, instruments, compositions, lyrics and arrangements by Anna Maria Oskierko.
The Weekend Starts Here! The latest Weird Tales Radio Show #16 is now available to download as a podcast
Welcome to Episode 14 of the Weird Tales Radio Show. This is our our Beware the Ideas of March; Headless Radioactive Cockroaches Crawling out of the Loo; Let’s talk about Cunning Men, Wise Women, Folk Magic, Spells, Charms and Potions Show. The big interview is with A.D. Mercer about his new book The Wicked Shall Decay and we also look at the legend of The Four Thieves Vinegar, a defence against the Plague and a tasty Salad Dressing! Music is by Depeche Mode and the Ides of March. Available on all podcast channels now or just click the player links (below) – Omny also includes chapter markers.
San Francisco-based artist Calvin W Stephens IV recently sent me a link to his portfolio at www.calvinstephensiv.com I particularly like this picture – Calvin calls it Cyberpunk Animus though I prefer to think of it as Black Phillip Living Life Deliciously Urban.
Welcome to Episode 13 of the Weird Tales Radio Show. This is our our Ghostly Drummer Boys drumming, playing Led Zeppelin backwards (and forwards) to raise the Devil, all the Folklore you ever need to know about Mad March Hares, I married the Ghost of a Dead Pirate, what’s so unlucky about the Number 13 anyway show.
Now available on all major podcast platforms and apps (click HERE for links) to hear the show just click on either the Omny or PodBean players below.
The Hare is rapping the tabor! Yes, the latest Weird Tales Radio Show (episode 12) is now available as a podcast.
This is our our Grey Lady haunting, Brown Monk lamenting, Skipping and Pancake Bell ringing, Seven Things you didn’t know about St Valentine’s Day, Arthur C Clarke Remembering, Tales of Brave Ulysses Ancient Origins editor interviewing edition. And don’t be like the Duke of Suffolk - don’t lose your head over it. We're also playing a track by Shirley & Dolly Collins. Click on the player button to hear the show.
One the Sixth Day of Christmas My True Love Gave to Me: Six Hands of Glory, Five Golden Pentacles, Four Dragon's Eggs, Three Unicorn Horns, Two Copies of the Necronomicon, And a Cockatrice in a Pear Tree...
In the latest show we've a Witch Hunter who lost his head + a new collection of Victorian Ghost Stories by Willie Meikle + an interview with a ghost hunter turned Haunted House Movies expert + we look at Medieval Book Curses with co-host Jane Christian + we have the Ghastly Ghost of Lady Mab "You must never look at her face - she hasn't got one - and to see that empty space will drive you mad!!!" And we end with the eerie tale of the apple tree and the skeleton!
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Just finished a raft of interviews for upcoming episodes of my Weird Tales Radio Show including The Highgate Vampire Revisited, Haunted House Movies, Victorian Ghost Stories Reimagined, and the Trial of the Lowestoft Witches. In the meantime you can catch any shows you may have missed by following this handy link to the podcast downloads... https://www.urbanfantasist.com/weird-tales-radio
My latest Weird Tales digital radio show is now available to download as a free podcast on Podbean, iTunes and all the usual channels. Stories include Simon Entwistle on the Pendle Witches plus fashion for pagans & wiccans plus more ghost stories (including the spirit of a walled-up nun) and folklore (including why bananas are bad news on fishing boats and why it is unlucky to burn Elder wood. Just click on the player (below) to hear it.
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Welcome to Episode 16 of the Weird Tales Radio Show. This is our our Friday the Thirteenth, All you ever wanted to know about Aleister Crowley but were afraid to ask, Get out your Hagstones to fight the Evil Eye, is it a Bird, is it a Plane, no it’s the Monster Owl Witch Show. The Big Interview is with Ashley Cowie and we talk about the myth surrounding Aleister Crowley: psychologist? Misunderstood trickster? The godfather of modern witchcraft and wicca? Music by Ozzy Osbourne.
Follow this link to access all episodes of the Weird Tales Radio Show podcasts. The page also contains links to all our platforms. Click the player button below to hear latest show.
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